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a newly commissioned naval destroyer, u.s.s. michael murphy. caught in an ambush in afghanistan who decided to sacrifice himself in order to save others. anna is live with more. hi, anna. >> reporter: now that the commissioning ceremony for the u.s.s. michael in you are if i is complete an american war hero's legacy is living on. the naval warship destroyer named after michael murphy. he died in a firefight in afghanistan on the deadliest day for american naval warfare since world war ii. now, the long island native michael murphy. he was the first american awarded the medal of honor. he was leading a four man team, after being shot in the back, he left a protected position to get a signal to radio for back-up. murphy and two other seals were killed that day along with 16 of his rescuers which included seals and night stalkers when their helicopter was shot down. >> it's great to be here in new york city so close to lieutenant's home. that is really special, too, because it allowed us to connect with the murphy family. friends and family he grew up understand our namesake even more
destroyer named after a 29 year old american hero, michael murphy who was killed in a firefighter in afghanistan on the single deadliest day for american warfare. navy seal and long ilan98ive is the first american awarded the medal of honor. paying tribute to murphy of the mayor bloomburg and senator schumer and military dig natarries . his mother said she is honored to be the ships sponsor. she hopes they will serve with honor and loyalty like her mike. >> there is a hole in your heart that never heals and i know spiritually he is here. i physically miss my mike and some days i can handle it and some days, it just brings you back to the day when all of that tragedy happened. >> that day june 28th 2005. murphy was leading a four-man team tracking down a key taliban leader. he was shot in the back and he left a protected signal to get a back up. y the held was shot down. >> here is someone that was the same age as the sailors on the ship. someone who grew up just like you and me and understanding the sacrifice this he made inspiring all of us to make the ship the best we can. >> th
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